August 21, 2017

One Fire Beach Club

One Fire Beach Club

 

We headed south to the Amalfi coast this summer in search of some sun and chose Praiano over nearby Positano and Amalfi, for its laid-back appeal. As those of you who have visited the Amalfi coast will know, the hotels and beaches are scattered along the most winding of roads, that are certainly not made for walking. There are steep cliffs to one side, sheer drops to the sea on the other, with little to no beach areas, but secluded coves to discover. Travelling by boat is the way to go. 

   

Praiano Amalfi Coast

 

Nestled beneath our hotel, was Gavitella beach, famous for the sunsets and views of nearby Positano. Follow the fish… a series of meandering paths that run between the houses and courtyards with spectacular views, show you the way, and take you to the 200 steps down. Not too steep a drop but let's just say the descent is easier than the climb back up, and I certainly wouldn't recommend doing that in the midday sun. 

 

Amalfi Coast

 

People talk about Gavitella Beach to watch the sunset. The public beach here is very small, more of a slipway for boats, without sand and very rocky, with large pebbles underfoot. We hung out next door, at the wonderful One Fire Beach Club, and although without sand, you can dive right in to the crystal waters and it's a proper beach club with beds, umbrellas, a bar and restaurant. The name comes from the fiery rock face that envelopes the beach - it emanates heat, long after the sun goes down. 

 

 One Fire Beach Club Praiano

 

The bright orange sunbeds are not the only vibrant feature here. The atmosphere is fantastic, and the hospitality outstanding. It’s spirited, glamorous and just the right size - not too big and not too small. The ratio of staff to customers is key and service is impeccable, a fine balance between attentive and non-intrusive. People arrive by boat or on foot. They come for the sun, and the party. This is a destination beach club, the kind that makes a good holiday great.

 

One Fire Club Praiano

 

Nicoletto is the M-A-N, an 'all hands on deck', warm and charismatic host. Together with his team, they offer you a luxurious and relaxing beach club experience with 5-star service that is friendly, efficient and customer centric. A warm welcome awaits you, attentive and witty staff weave their way through the sunbeds, nothing is too much of an ask.

 

Praiano One fire beach Club

 

The music is upbeat and the drinks flow, with Aperol Spritz and Rosé the order of the day. Lunch is relaxed and plentiful, with a menu that offers fresh salad, seafood and pizzas, plates that are prepared to be shared amongst friends and family. It's no surprise that guests arrive by the boat load at lunchtime, day after day.

 

Burrata Amalfi Coast

 

The spectacle that is 'Melon Time' happens at 4.30pm, when the music is pumped up, a frenzied crowd gather round, singing and clapping as Nicoletto gets psyched up, culminating in the ritualistic slashing... of the melon. A free-for-all piece of theatre, afternoon fun.

 

Praiano One Fire Beach ClubAmalfi Coast

 

Sunset is definitely worth staying for (if only for a cooler walk back up those steps) as the sun sets behind Positano, the light is incredible, almost the same colour as the sundowner of choice, Aperol Spritz. Possibly the sweetest drink of the day. 

 

sunset Amalfi coast

 

I hear the weather is nice on the Amalfi Coast until late October -  we might just have to make another visit. 




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Sizing Chart
AVA VERDÚ
XS
S
M
L
UK

6/8

8/10

12

14

USA

2/4

4/6

8

10

EUR/DE

34

36

38

40

FR

36

38

40

42

IT

40

42

44

46

BUST cms

84 (82-86)

88 (86-90)

92 (90-94)

96 (94-98)

WAIST cms

64 (62-66)

68 (66-70)

72 (70-74)

76 (74-78)

HIP cms

90 (88-92)

94 (92-96)

98 (96-100)

102 (100-104)

DETAILED MEASUREMENTS

BUST: Measure around the fullest part of your chest

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part of your waistline

HIP: Measure at the fullest part of your hips

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